Saturday, April 6, 2013

Insensitivity at Easter Mass

Easter Sunday morning Mass at 10:00A.M. Church was full so we had to stand in the vestibule at the rear of the church, which also serves as the cry room for parents. During mass everything was near normal for a cry room area, you know, some activity, moving around, some noise as can be expected. The problem occured after communion. Many people were leaving, lots of commotion, and loud talking, wishing other friends a happy Easter, carrying on like it was a social of some sort. The priest was making a few final comments to the congregation while the vestibule was in total noise. I finally could not take it any more and yelled out "Mass is still going on, people. lease be quite." Sadly it only helped a little. It's really sad how little respect people have for fellow christians, but more importantly, how little respect they have for the risen Lord.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Another Response

I don't know if this response will have any effect or change history, but i sure makes me feel better.

Connie Schultz; November 2, 2008

In last weeks column, “Illegal Abortions? Who goes to jail?” you asked “how much time should she do?” I know that you are pro-choice along with Regina Brett. You really surprise me with your question and narrative on this question. The woman is the victim in all cases. IF abortion were made illegal and IF an abortion was performed, the person performing the abortion is the lawbreaker and the one going to jail! You are a proponent for “choice” and it is quite clear. Consider, however, in order to have a “choice” do not the alternatives have to be presented? Workers at Planned Parenthood are not trained to give perspective clients any alternative except abortion. They say nothing about the potential for adoption, help with the pregnancy, the free programs for single pregnant mothers. These poor women have low self esteem, feel unloved, unwanted, guilty, and feel they have no other option, which is not true. But their options are not given by the “professionals”. You more than anyone should know that choices cannot be made until all the options are gathered. In my stand for life, I have found many of the troubled pregnant mothers were never told or given their true options! Do not they deserve better?
There have been over 50,000,000 aborted babies in the USA since Roe vs. Wade. I cannot believe that these were all necessities or not being able to provide for the baby. I see too many of the pregnant mothers being driven into the abortion clinic parking lot in big SUV’s, Lexus’, many and various newer top of the line cars. It is not a case of affordability in probably 80% of the cases. The moral fiber of our society has eroded to a point where life has no meaning and is expendable.
I wish to leave you with some questions that only you can personally answer. What if Connie Schultz’s mother chose to have an abortion? Who would be writing this column in the paper? What if Sherrod Brown’s mother chose to have an abortion? Who would be sitting in that legislative seat? What if Abe Lincoln….. Get the picture? How do we know what potential these 50,000,000 lost lives would have had on today’s society? Which one would have found a cure for cancer, aids, or any of the incurable diseases? It makes me think; I hope it does for you also.
Thank you,

Friday, October 31, 2008

God Thoughts?

I awoke at 4:00AM this morning with my mind racing with I'll call God thoughts. There was just a flurry of various, what seemed to be disconnected thoughts. God seems to do that a lot to me. I will get what I think is a God thought which seems very clear at that instant, but by the time I get to a point where I can write it down, I've lost half of what I wanted to write down. This morning was no different. What seems to stick in my mind though, is " lies, hypocracy, and heresy". I don't know what this is supposed to mean or in what context. By this time, my thought switches to priests who are teaching our young people in supposedly Catholic colleges. I have heard from many reliable sources, that these professor priests are not teaching to the true Majestirium of the church, not all but some. One is too many. They are moving toward the "New Church" philosophy.
Then I jump track and start relating these thoughts to the abortion issue. I've heard or read from somewhere that it was asked of the Blessed Mother, where are all the priests we have prayed for? Her answer was " I have sent them but they are being aborted!" Where have we gone wrong that this should be allowed to happen? I don't even hear this being condemned from the pulpit. I guess that why I admire Fr. Corapi so much. He says he will only speak the truth; he's not going to hell for anyone. I agree with the bumper stickers out there "You can't be Catholic and pro Choice". Just ask God.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Voice

That Voice keeps nagging at me to fight abortion. Regina Brett's column on October 19th fired up that voice again and this is my response. I think I left out half of what came to mind. I must plant some electrodes in my brain so I can record my thoughts, that way I won't leave out that other half.

Regina Brett,
October 20, 2008

I know from your columns that you are pro-choice. I was brought up to know that choice is good, but with choice comes responsibility. Responsibility to know that my choice has consequences and must be morally correct. Abortion is intrinsically wrong. I find it appalling that there is more public outrage over a mistreated animal than the number of abortions performed in this country. I think the number is 48,000,000 plus since Roe vs. Wade. You make reference in your October 19th column, to a gruesome description of an abortion you received in an e-mail. As gruesome as it may have been, it was probably accurate. How could anyone, especially a doctor, do that to a living baby? At 8 WEEKS, a baby in the womb has brain activity and a nerve network; at 10 WEEKS the heart is beating. As the baby is being aborted by being pulled apart, it screams in pain but no one hears because it is still in fluid.
That being said, this election hallmarks some huge choices in some very trying times. The president we elect is very important to the direction of this country, but he does not introduce the Bills in Congress. Our elected representatives are the ones who enact the legislation that we are governed by. I know you are an intelligent woman, so I don’t have to tell you how this works. This legislation is supposed to reflect the will of the people (the majority). In the past few years, how much of the legislation has been the result of our representative’s own personal views without checking with their constitutients? We the people have become complacent and have been allowing the government to do our thinking and providing everything else in our daily lives. We can’t do anything for ourselves. When government gets too big and tells us what we need instead of us telling them what we need, we are on our way to socialism. Check your history books on socialist countries. Therefore, in this election, if the candidate has such little respect for the unborn, defenseless babies, how can I feel confident in their moral judgment on the people/country/international issues?
You also mention “the voice to heed is the one inside”. The voice inside prompted me to write this response. To hear the voice inside, you have to take a few moments in silence to be able to hear the voice.
Thank you,

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Praise the Lord!

Saturday mornings, my wife and I go to say the rosary in front of the abortion clinic in Shaker Heights. Being the first Saturday, we start with Mass at the Abby then proceed to the clinic. I have never been able to fathom the reasoning to have an abortion. But today, there was reason to Praise the Lord because there were TWO babies saved from being aborted. Two pregnant women went in then decided against having the procedure. I don't know if they were married but its enough to know the babies were saved. In watching the cars pull in to the parking area, I see many new SUV's, luxury cars, new cars and old cars. So in many cases, based on the cars I see, the question of money to raise a newborn is not an issue. I think our society has bought into the disposable mentality and convince themselves that a fetus is a disposable commodity. I am appalled that there is a much greater uproar over the mistreatment of animals that the killing of the unborn. Even our government has adual standard. It is a felony to kill the fetus in a pregnant woman if not a double felony if the woman dies. But a doctor can perform an abortion, get paid for it and not commit a felony. If it is a matter of choice, then the felon commiting the crime against the woman should go free because it was his choice, following that logic. What is lost in this whole scheme is that choice is a good thing. God gave us free will so that we have choices. What many people fail to accept in that choice is the responsibility that goes with it. The potential parents made their choice when they went through the motions that created the baby in the first place. Now they have the responsibility to follow through with that choice.
I have often wondered what God had in store for the millions of aborted babies. Which of those would have been a priest to alleviate the shortage? Which of those would have been another Pope Benedict or John Paul the XXIII? John Kennedy, George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Einstein? And, yes, I have to admit, Jack the ripper. God has better plans for us than we can ever imagine.
So for those two babies saved, maybe God has great things planned for them.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


I have often wondered, lately, if higher education is a blessing or a curse. I think I have come to the conclusion that its not the education but the WAY that education is used. The following attachment was sent by Greg, a friend, and indicates how far satan has infiltrated human society. The Minnesota professor hasn't the slightest idea what he is dealing with. Being a Biology professor, one would think he would be awed by natures construction and complexity, but his "tunnel vision" and atheistic attitude has left no room for God. Satan has such a tight grip on him that he thinks he has all the answers based on his intellect and education. I have encountered this type of behavior in many of the contacts and acquaintences I have made over the years. They are so wrapped up in themselves and their abilities that they have no room for God, not being able to realize their ability comes from God. They have no quiet time to listen when God is trying to talk to them. I can only pray that somewhere in the rest of their life they will be able to ask God for forgiveness before He calls them to their judgement day.
The attachment follows:

My Dear Siblings in Christ, I know that you are all very busy, and that you also take very seriously your commitment to Christ. Accordingly, I'll be brief about this urgent call for action by the faithful. The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy has called for all of the faithful to make a holy hour and to fast on August 1st (a first Friday) in reparation for recent sins against the Blessed Sacrament. Details are given in the article below about one such sacriligeous incident which the atheist has actually posted on the internet. Other incidents have occured in recent weeks as well, including a national non-christian newscaster (Sally Quinn) who boasted of partaking of communion at Tim Russert's funeral mass "just to see what it was like...nothing special." Then, of course, there was the parade of pro-abortion politicians who received communion during the papal masses in DC and NYC last spring. Advertisements for consecrated hosts are appearing on the internet and elsewhere with arrogant indifference as to the singular position that the Blessed Sacrament holds as the "source and summit" of our faith, the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us join with Christ for Christ in praying to the Father in holy hours tomorrow, "Father forgive them, they know not what they do." May God have mercy on their souls, as He has mercy on each of us in our sinfulness. Through these offerings (prayer and fasting), may we transform this occasion of grave sin into an occasion for great grace, trusting in the unfathomable mercies of Our God. ---- your brother in Christ, Greg ==================================================ZENIT, The world seen from RomeNews Agency==================================================Desecration of Host Not Seen as Free Speech Confraternity Proposes Prayer Day in ReparationHARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, JULY 30, 2008 ( The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy is proposing Friday as a national day of prayer and fasting in the wake of the desecration of the Eucharist by a Minnesota professor.Father John Trigilio, Jr., the president of the confraternity, a U.S. association of 600 priests and deacons, sent a statement this week asking Catholics "to join in a day of prayer and fasting that such offenses never happen again."Paul Myers, a professor of biology at the University of Minnesota at Morris, says he desecrated the Eucharist by piercing it with a rusty nail, then he threw it into the trash.The self-professed atheist wrote about the incident on his blog and posted a photo of the desecrated host.The statement of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy said it found the actions of Myers "reprehensible, inexcusable, and unconstitutional. His flagrant display of irreverence by profaning a consecrated Host from a Catholic Church goes beyond the limit of academic freedom and free speech.""Attacking the most sacred elements of a religion is not free speech anymore than would be perjury in a court or libel in a newspaper," added the text.Father Trigilio told ZENIT that the congregation is asking the faithful to make a holy hour before the Eucharist on Aug. 1, the feast of St. Alphonsus Ligouri, and to fast in "reparation for the sacrilegious desecration of the Holy Eucharist."